Special Reports

In this section we feature the latest Special Reports from Lesotho

By ‘Majirata Latela There is ample, documented and as-yet-undisputed evidence of the existence of crude oil deposits in Lesotho but, for reasons ranging from double-dealing foreign companies to lack of political will on the part of government, their presence has remained cloaked in secrecy for a better part of the...

Public servants dodge PAC

By ‘Majirata Latela The Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee has fired a broadside at public servants and government ministries that fail or flatly refuse to appear before the committee to account for the spending of public funds entrusted to them. The PAC is a sessional Committee of the Parliament of Lesotho which...

Lesotho, SA truckers battle

By ‘Majirata Latela As South African nationals continue to fight to be given preference for employment over foreigners in their country, a group of Lesotho truck owners and drivers took to the streets of Maseru on Wednesday to voice their displeasure at a South African rival company they accuse of...
By ‘Majirata Latela LCCI says traders owed M1.6bnGovt says it has paid M400mPublic servants get away with murder The ministry of finance has admitted that the government owes Basotho service providers in excess of M1billion in unpaid bills. However, M500million has already reportedly been sourced to pay off the debt. According to...

Minister confirms Covid-19 rot

By Majirata Latela Minister of health, Motlatsi Maqelepo has admitted that there have been corrupt practices by ministry officers in Covid19 related tendering processes, and vowed that implicated officers will face the full might of the law.  This has seen procurement of substandard, grossly overpriced equipment, and lucrative contracts awarded to...